Lone Sailor Maritime Memorial
The Long Beach Lone Sailor Memorial honors the thousands of men and women who have served, and continue to serve, our nation on the seas. Situated on a peaceful bluff with a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean, this magnificent bronze statue is surrounded by a plaza of etched, commemorative bricks.
Sculptor Stanley Bleifield created several Lone Sailor memorials throughout the country; however, the Long Beach statue is the only one that looks out to sea. It is a fitting site that reflects the proud Naval heritage of the City of Long Beach.
A Lone Sailor Memorial Committee was established in Long Beach to raise funds for the statue and surrounding site. The committee was made up of Navy veterans, local individuals and organizations like the non-profit Partners of Parks (which serves Long Beach’s public parks, beaches and recreational facilities), and the local Fleet Reserve Association Branch 43. The committee worked on the statue project for nearly two years. In addition to raising the funds necessary for statue placement and delivery, the committee organized a Brick Project to raise funds for the surrounding memorial site.
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